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>> good morning. president obama gets tearful at a speech to campaign staffers. with the campaign behind the president now he gets set to deliver his first post-election remarks to the nation. >> gabrielle giffords and her husband confront the man who nearly killed her just before he is sentenced to life in prison. mark kelly tells us what it was like in that courtroom in an exclusive live interview. >> and train wreck. a new 200-ton train comes crashing to earth. it's going to be a while before it's back on track friday, november 9, 2012.
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good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. the president known for his cool, some say aloofr demeanor. now we've seen tears twice in the span of about a week. >> the fact that this campaign was draining on both candidates. guess what, the really hard work begins. president obama set to speak from the white house this afternoon about the economy and what it will take to stave off the fiscal cliff. we'll have a live report from the white house straight ahead. >> also new, a tough reprimand for member of that highly respected seal team 6. did they reveal classified information to the makers of a video game. we'll have more an that. >> and then a real drama for one of the young stars of "modern family." ariel winter removed from her
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home. there are some new details in the case this morning and her mother has released a statement to nbc news. we'll talk about that. >> plus, first let's get to the top stories of the morning. natalie plo ra less is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning everyone. it is back to work for president obama today as he addresses congress about the fiscal cliff, tax increases and automatic spending cuts slated to slam the economy back into a possible recession in january if the house and senate don't intervene. partisan politics have gotten in the way on the issue as republicans refuse to hike tax rates on wealthy americans. the president is expected to urge congress to come together to extend bush era tax cuts for all but the highest earners. much more on this coming up shortly. >> now to wall street. a two-day losing streak sent the dow plunging to its worst level since july. mary thompson at the stock exchange, so what is the outlook today? >> it could be another tough day for investors.
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two worries, weakness in europe and thenk concerns we're going to fall over the fiscal cliff. this has some selling to lock in gains in order to avoid possibly paying a higher tax in 2013. it also has investors sell because they fear we'll see a slowdown in the economy if we go over the cliff and that could mean a weaker market. the market is set up for its worst weekly performance in five months. >> not good. mary thompson, thanks. >> seven members of the navy seal team 6 have been disciplined for acting as paid consultants providing classified information to the makers of a popular video game called medal of honor. one of the punished seals was involved in the mission that took down osama bin laden. the punishment is nonjudicial meaning the seals are not heading to jail. >> an iranian jet fired on a uss drone for the first time in acknowledged history. the drone was flying over international waters in the
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persian gulf on november 1. according to u.s. officials it was unarmed, conducting routine surveillance. the unmanned drone escaped unscathed, returning back to base. pentagon officials would not speculate whether the incident constitutes an act of war. >> sfamily." alala yousafzai, th 15-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban for her fearless advocacy for female education rights. she is recovering in a british hospital, reading with her father. this as tens of thousands of people worldwide have signed an online petition to nominate malala for the nobel peace prize. and the bigger they are the harder they fall. this brand new, 200-ton train made it all the way from the u.s. to central west africa before it then fell 20 feet while being unloaded from a delivery ship. the multimillion dollar locomotive might need some very
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costly repairs. savannah and willie, that is one big whoopsie >> i'll say. >> remember when you had a train set and you tried to get them on the track? >> you're back from all your travels. >> in the flesh. >> yes, we are. all of our friends out there who have been suffering, when you see it out there firsthand, it's really devastating. but the good news is we've got good weather here in the northeast but out west it is going to be a mess. you can already see the snow getting itself together. big storm system making its way across. we have winter storm warnings, blizzard warnings, winter storm watches, snow advisories, all the way to the west coast and as far east as northern minnesota. snowfall amounts in the next 24 hours. we're talking about generally 6 to 9 inches but some areas may be picking up to 18 inches of snow in northern north dakota. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your 7:06. you made it to friday. we've got some showers still
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lingering across the bay area but most of the activity is spotty and starting to subside. plenty of snow still coming down on the sierra nevada and it is cold out there to start. coolest day we've had in about four months. 36 in petaluma. santa rosa is one degree away from breaking a temperature record up there. as we head throughout the afternoon, highs will be comfortable. upper 50s tomorrow. starting to warm up just a touch. that's your latest weather. willie. as we said, president obama delivers his first post election statement from the white house president's plate. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. while the president is about to get knee deep in these negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff, dealing with taxes and the debt might be his biggest second-term issue, he has some housekeeping to do with the cabinet as he will lose at least five major cabinet secretaries including hillary clinton, leon panetta, and
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timothy geithner. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what you -- [ applause ] >> reporter: in a video released by the obama campaign, a tearful president thanks his campaign workers. >> what you guys -- what you guys accomplished will go on into the annals of history and people will read about it and marvel about it, but the most important thing you need to know is that your journey is just beginning. >> reporter: now the president is getting ready for big changes, this time to his cabinet. mr. obama's top three secretaries all expected to leave within the next few months, possibly even before the end of the year. secretary of state hillary clinton has repeatedly said she is on her way out. >> i want to then take some time to get reconnected to, you know, the stuff that makes life worth living, you know, family, friends, the sort of activities that i enjoy.
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>> reporter: the one-time rival to barack obama may be replaced by another former presidential candidate, massachusetts senator john kerry, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. another candidate? the president's national security adviser tom donilon, and perhaps a more controversial choice, u.n. ambassador susan rice. she was the the obama administration's representative who gave the initial ip correct intelligence explanation of the benghazi attacks. still, most insiders believe rice and kerry are the two front-runners. white house veterans say clinton's eventual replacement will be on solid ground. >> the secretary of state in the second administration has the advantage of a president who has their bearings about what they want to accomplish around the world. >> in treasury the top candidate to replace timothy geithner white house chief of staff jack lew, who has also served as the budget director. the president may decide to keep lew where he is and look elsewhere, perhaps to another senator or the clinton administration veteran. at the pentagon leon panetta's
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departure may not occur until the spring but the list may include michele flournoy. she served as defense department policy chief during the first term. she would be the first ever woman to head defense. rhode island senator jack reed, a west point graduate and veteran of the armed services committee. then there is john kerry, if the president doesn't tap him for state. attorney general eric holder, a long-time political target of conservatives, says he is still undecided about staying on. he reportedly told law students in baltimore thursday, do i have some gas left in the tank? that's something that i'm in the process now of trying to determine. >> these are intense, critical jobs, and, yeah, there is a high burn out factor. >> reporter: many of these announcements, though, are going to be postponed, particularly treasury, because of the fiscal cliff negotiations. both jack lew and timothy geithner are front and center in these talks with speaker john boehner. >> all right. chuck todd at the white house this morning, thanks. john meacham is a pulitzer prize
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winning historian and author of the new book "thomas jefferson the art of power." good morning. >> thank you, sir. >> tell me about what's going on in washington right now. everyone is saying the right things. president obama said a couple days ago i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders in both parties to meet our challenges. john boehner said we are ready to be led. is this just honeymoon talk or do the american people have reason to believe things might be different in a second term? >> a lot of it's honeymoon talk. this is the natural result. the president wants to appear magnanimous in victory. the speaker, whose party just lost, wants to be clear that practically he understands that the country voted for an incumbent president as opposed to the nominee of his party, so it behooves him at this point to make the right noises. but it's still friday. sometimes bipartisanship in washington is a little like what mark twain said about tom sawyer and huck finn. there was once an evangelist who came to town who was so good that even huck finn was saved
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until sunday afternoon. there is a short half life. >> so pessimism about business as usual changing in washington? >> not pessimism. just, it's going to be a very -- nobody's interests have radically changed except that you do have this fiscal cliff. you do have this situation that interestingly washington created. they passed a bill that said at the end of the year the tax cuts are expiring. we're going to sequester money. we're not going to spend it. we're going to force ourselves to make a hard decision. and history tells us that washington makes hard decisions only when they really have to. >> tell me more broadly about second terms. presidents are unburdened by the need to be re-elected but for a lot of presidents they've been fraught the second terms. which way does it cut for president obama? >> the only thing worse than winning a second term is not winning a second term. it's hard because people get tired. part of the president crying, we haven't often seen a man who has even compared himself to mr. spock from time to time being
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that emotional. people get tired. people start to move on quickly in the sense of who is going to be the next president yet again. at the same time, you get that first year or so where real things can happen. also an important part of second terms has been foreign policy, because presidents have a lot more unilateral movement, authority in that zone. so you get a lot of important things. ronald reagan cut a very important deal with mikhail gorbachev. president clinton almost got a middle east peace deal. so looking at how we deal with iran and even the unforeseen challenges overseas, it's going to be really important. >> you've written a book about thomas jefferson, your latest biography. how is thomas jefferson relevant today beyond the obvious that he was the founder of the country, why should we still be interested about thomas jefferson's life in 2012? >> because he would have totally understood the washington -- john boehner, harry reid, and barack obama. he was a tall, cool, cerebral president who won re-election who was actually really good at politics even though he didn't
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want to act as though he was. so there are some similarities with president obama. jefferson was the greatest politician of the early american republic, and he understood how to get things done. in a ferociously partisan atmosphere he knew how to be a pragmatist, to remain with a basic view. he understood to get along in washington it was really important to understand the politics of the personal which is something president obama has not been so good at. he likes to play basketball with his staff. he likes to play golf with his staff. he doesn't like to reach out to congress. every night the congress was in session when thomas jefferson was president, he had dinner with members of congress. that might be one version of hell for some people but it worked because it weaved attachments to him. it gave him a chance to get things done. i think jefferson understood how to get things done in a fractious capitol. >> good lessons from long ago for our politicians of today. i have to say, thomas jefferson,
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the art of power, a great new book. good to see you. >> thanks, willie. >> savannah? >> thank you. now to an emotional day in an arizona courtroom as the gunman in the tucson shooting rampage was sentenced to life in prison, but not before he came face to face with one of his victims, many of his victims including former congresswoman gabby giffords. we'll talk to her husband about that in a moment. first, nbc's miguel almaguer is in tucson with more. miguel, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. many of the victims say they may never truly have closure but this does mark the end to the legal process. it was an emotional day here in court where for the first time some of the survivors were able to address the gunman. they arrived at federal court, one by one. >> we're not going to let him win. >> reporter: shooting victims here together to face gunman jared lee loughner. former congresswoman gabby giffords came face to face with loughner for the first time. standing stoically, she looked
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directly at him, holding her husband's hand as mark kelly firmly said, you may have put a bullet through her head but you haven't put a dent in her spirit. after today, after this moment, here and now, gabby and i are done thinking about you. nearly two years since the shooting, kelly also spoke about the need for better gun control laws as did many of the victims. >> we've got to find leaders that got courage. people got to be able to step up >> reporter: the courtroom was packed. at times the silence was only broken by victims and their families as they wept. shot in the face and leg, ron barber fills giffords' seat in congress. he told loughner, you must now pay the price. the price for the terror, injury, and pain you have caused. i hold no hatred toward you. now you must live with this
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burden. the january 8th, 2011, parking lot shooting left a member of giffords' staff, a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl, and three others dead. susie heilman was among the 13 wounded. she brought the youngest victim, christina taylor green, to meet giffords. her voice trembled as she said, you turned a civics lesson into a nightmare. i want to shake you and scream at you as if that would matter. mayby stoddard also choked back tears in court. her husband saved her life using his body to shield her from gunfire. as loughner's parents wept, stoddard looked directly into loughner's eyes. you took away my life, my love, and my reason for living. you murdered my dory. i forgive you. i do not hate you. i hate the act you performed. jared lee loughner never addressed the survivors and showed no emowing as the judge
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sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. at the end of the sentencing he did walk past his parents, but he did not acknowledge them. savannah? >> miguel almaguer in tucson this morning, thank you. gabby giffords' husband mark kelly, is with us now exclusively. mark, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> it could not have been easy to be inside that courtroom. what was it like for you and for gabby to come face to face with this man? did she express anything about it afterwards to you? >> this was something we, you know, we've been thinking about for the last month. before that she wasn't really interested in attending but about a month ago she changed her mind and thought it would be a good idea for her to be there to get some sense of resolution to what happened. inside the courtroom it was pretty comfortable until the moment that he walked in and then it was pretty intense, you know, to be sitting just probably about 30 feet from where jared loughner was. you know, gabby was sitting up
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in her chair and sitting up straight, spent a lot of time looking at him. it was the first time she really had ever seen him. >> loughner, of course, didn't say anything, no emotion, no apologies. did you feel when you were speaking that you were getting through to him, that he was listening at all? >> absolutely. as gabby and i went up to the podium, i asked judge burns if we could address loughner directly, so we moved to the left side of the podium so we could look directly at him. you know, gabby's eyes were locked on his the entire time as i read our statement, you know, i kept looking up and his expression would change. he was paying attention to what we were saying. he wasn't really happy at points, and, you know, i almost felt like, you know, during that whole, you know, few minutes that he and gabby were having quite the staring contest. >> in your statement you said gabby struggles to walk. her right arm is paralyzed. she is partially blind. gabby works harder in one minute of an hour fighting to make each
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individual moment count for something than most of us work in an entire day. how is gabby doing? what strides are you still hoping she'll make in her recovery? >> well, she is doing really well. i mean, her right arm doesn't improve much but her walking improves a little. the thing that we see that improves the most is her ability to communicate. it is also the thing she works the hardest on. you know, i don't see changes over days or even over weeks now but month to month she does improve, and i'm hopeful that that'll continue for years. anecdotally from people around the country that have similar injuries, this is something that you typically, if you work hard will improve for the rest of your life. >> you talked about her spirit. there have to be moments though when this is such a struggle when you think about all that has been taken from her. >> yes, it is.
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you know, it's a struggle every single day for her. it's difficult for her to do almost anything that was easy before. she's not at the point where she can even drive a car. that is something she is looking forward to at some point but as i mentioned in the statement, her vision is an issue as well as her arm. there are things she looks forward to. she is generally in a very good mood, and she continues to work really hard on her recovery. >> before i let you go, you gave a stinging rebuke in your statement to political leaders who haven't done anything about gun control. you and gabby are gun owners and supporters of the second amendment. what do you hope will change? are you expecting president obama to do something about gun control in a second term? >> you know, i don't know if he is going to address that. certainly, i don't expect him to in the beginning part of his second term but, you know, we have a congress that could address it as well. we've got state legislatures, governors.
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this is obviously a problem. i mean, we have gun violence that happens time and time again in this country. i think almost everybody would agree that we have a problem. we've got very smart people and we've got committed legislators, you know, that can work on the issue and it should be worked on. i think, you know, repeatedly we lost the opportunity and i hope somebody picks up that mantle and tries to do something about it. >> well, this obviously underscores the need for the issue to be addressed in some way. mark kelly, thank you so much. >> thank you for having me on the show, savannah. >> appreciate it. just ahead, a woman who was denied a job all because of a background check confused her with a criminal. she's not alone. the
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it is 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelly. we can tell you that rain coming down pretty hard in parts of the bay area overnight. we have video from san jose that was shot about 4:00 a.m. this morning. you can see the sheets of rain in the light coming down, the wet weather will definitely be on and off all day long so with that in mind let's check in with meteorologist christina loren for a spot-on timeline of all of it. >> good morning to you, jon. taking a live look out towards the ocean from high atop san bruno mountain and it looks like skies are starting to clear just a little bit. we are fair game for light, spotty showers throughout the day and isolated thunderstorms also expected. the big story for the morning is the very cold that's settling in. look at your numbers. watch out for ice on the overpasses in santa rosa. 34 degrees. two degrees away from freezing. 46 in san jose. look at oakland, 42 degrees this morning. what a drop-off from yesterday. as we head throughout the morning we'll continue to see
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very light cells move onshore. most of that activity concentrated over the central valley. highs today are going to be cool, requiring a jacket all day long. just 56 in san jose, 57 in san francisco and right around 57 degrees in oakland. we'll see a lingering shower for your saturday morning. the sun comes back out saturday afternoon. it's going to make for a frosty morning on sunday as skies clear and temperatures drop like a rock. i'm talking about widespread frost even in the south bay. monday into tuesday starting to warm up before we get another round of rain. let's check on your drive. good morning, mike. >> yeah, overnight rains might leave slick roadways so that's the rereminder. we have had this backup which quickly formed at north 880 just past the coliseum. look how far this backup is because of an accident at high street, the off-ramp, so it's slow coming up toward the coliseum and out of actually san leandro and up into the oakland downtown area. 580 westbound is your alternate
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and it is clear right now and probably international should be okay as well. some slowing southbound out of the area and then towards the dumbarton bridge. pretty standard build there. your northbound routes, there you go, 101, 87, 280 and 85 your standard suspects for the south bay. back to you. >> as always we appreciate it. for all your weather updates go to nbc bay area.com and click the weather tab.
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november 9th, 2012. we are four days away from one direction mania on our plaza. we have the huge sign to remind you. you'll get a chance to win tickets. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. i don't know about you but i've been getting a lot of requests for the one direction concert. >> there is a 5-year-old living in my house who is very excited about tuesday. >> i hope she knows somebody. >> she has an in. we're told now people are asleep already out on 48th street waiting to see one direction on tuesday. >> four days from now. just ahead this morning if you've applied for a job you've probably been the subject of a criminal background check. jeff rossen found a flaw in the system, companies cutting corners and making big mistakes
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that can keep you from getting hired. more on that coming up. then we'll complete our "twilight" trifecta with taylor lautner here live. >> we'll begin this half hour with new details on the family drama facing one of the stars of the show "modern family." jason, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, willie. 14-year-old ariel winter is part of a quirky yet loving family on her tv show but in reality the teenager has been removed from her home after allegations she was being physically and emotionally abused by her own mother. >> i'm not giving you my design. >> reporter: ariel winter plays alex dunphy the nerdy know it all child on the abc sitcom "modern family." >> i made this for haley four years ago. you think this got framed? she tossed it in the garbage. >> reporter: now her real family has been swept up in a nasty dispute. a judge removed winter from her mother after the child star and
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her adult sister accused their mother of abuse. in court papers filed last month they said winter has been the victim of ongoing physical abuse -- slapping, hitting, pushing, and emotional abuse -- vile name calling, personal insults about minor and minor's weight for an extended period of time. a judge granted temporary golan cipel to winter's older sister and ordered the mother not to have any contact with her teenage daughter until a hearing scheduled for later this month. the judge is not saying that the mother abused her. the judge has made a determination that it's in the best interests of ariel to remove her from the house temporarily and giving custody to the sister until all the facts and all the evidence could come out in the case. >> reporter: winter's mother denies the allegations. in a statement to nbc news she says, i would never abuse her in any way and i have always tried my best to always protect her and do what is right for her. she also says her daughter's claims of abuse are a response to the mother's disapproval of
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the 14-year-old's relationship with her 18-year-old boyfriend. when i caught them engaging in behavior that i feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand and fully grasp i put a stop to it immediately. being a teenager in love i thought she would cry and sulk and eventually her broken heart would heal. i would never have dreamed she would take it to this level. this is not the first allegation of abuse against winter's mother. the elder daughter also an actress made similar claims two decades ago and as a result was placed in the care of her grandmother. in workman's statement she says her older daughter has come out of the woodwork once it was announced that the kids on the show got a big raise recently. i will only say this. she has only seen her little sister maybe ten times in the last 14 years. they have no relationship and her motives are not out of love but out of spite. as for winter, she is reportedly back on the set of "modern family." sharing laughs with her fictional family awaiting the next round in this legal drama. >> as a child star it's already
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difficult enough just dealing with the pressures of working in hollywood but add on a scandal like this and it's really a difficult situation. >> reporter: we reached out to both abc and ariel's reps. both had no comment. we should also mention according to the court documents the judge denied the request by winter's sister for control of the child star's earnings from the television show said to be approximately $500,000. willie? >> jason kennedy, thank you. lisa bloom is legal analyst for avo.com and the author of parenting book "swagger." good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot to sort through here. on the one hand yes there are legal questions but a lot of family issues as well. >> well, that's absolutely right. we have a young girl who is making a lot of money at the age of 14 now embedded in this family drama. should she live with her older adult sister or should she live with her mother? temporarily the judge has said with the adult sister but generally courts want to keep families together so that is not necessarily going to be a permanent order. >> i wonder what you think about ariel's mother putting out a statement. she did that to us at nbc late
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last night talking about those charges against the 18-year-old boyfriend. the mother going public on her daughter. what do you think? >> well, consider what is going on here. the daughter says part of the emotional abuse is my mother insults me. then the mother issues a statement essentially insulting her daughter and the other sister or you could say disclosing private facts about her daughter. i mean, is that in her daughter's best interests? this is a young girl who is an actress, a hollywood starlet trying to make a name for herself and the mother issues this long statement saying essentially that her daughter is in an inappropriate adult relationship and also casting aspersions on thesister. i don't think that was the healthiest way to proceed. >> she does have a right does she not to go to the police if she believes there is statutory rape happening under her own roof. >> that is the implication, right, a 14-year-old girl in an adult relationship with an 18-year-old. of course she does. any mother has that right but she should always be acting in the best interests of the child and i don't think the judge is
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going to take kindly to that statement. >> the big question here as well as money. you heard jason talking about it, assets in the range of $500,000. how safe are ariel's assets here? >> they're pretty safe. in california we have a law designed to protect the earnings of child stars. we don't want parents of kids who are making money in the entertainment business or any business to spend all that money so the kid turns 18 and nothing is left. the court is going to protect her money regardless of who is watching out for it. >> such a complicated case. thanks so much for clearing it up for us. >> thank you. now let's check on the weather with al. >> hey, hi, guys. how are you? kind of a surprise but that's okay. all the taylor lautner fans here. let's look ahead to your weekend and show you what we've got going on. mid section of the country up into the northern plains we are looking at some strong weather. risk of strong storms making their way into the midwest. also snow back through the plains. frigid conditions there. eastern third of the country going to be gorgeous. a few showers around the great
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lakes. sunday, risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. rain, snow making its way into the upper mississippi valley and another storm coming onshore in the pacific northwest along the east coast. it is going to be spectacular. we need the 7:37. live picture of sunol. you can still see some storm clouds hanging out here, but most of the rain has subsided for now. we're still expecting spotty on and off showers throughout the day. skies have cleared leading to very, very cold readings. look at this, you're at 34 degrees, two degrees away from freezing. as we head throughout the day you'll see very light cells move i object shore from time to time. also expecting isolated thunderstorms. 58 in livermore today. tomorrow holding on to the upper 50s. we've elected a president, re-elected a president, had a nor'easter, but now we can finally take a break because it's time for the best night of the week, sunday night football night in america!
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people to lose jobs, mistaking them for drug felons, armed robbers, even sex offenders. it happened to catherine taylor. a stay at home mom looking to get back to work. the red cross wanted to hire her. as an accountant. >> i was supposed to start work the following week. >> reporter: but then suddenly catherine's job offer was yanked. a criminal background check had come back with a long rap sheet of drug felonies. the problem is, it wasn't her. >> i was devastated. it was like my whole world was just torn apart. >> reporter: the company hired to run the background check in 2006, choicepoint, one of the biggest, mixed her up with this catherine taylor, a repeat drug offender with the same date of birth but nothing else in common. they didn't even live in the same state. >> i have never been convicted of anything, nonetheless have a
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traffic ticket. >> reporter: consumer advocates say these mistakes are happening far too often. take leonard smith. when he applied for a job the background check company, sterling info systems, confused him with this sex offender, who was in prison at the time. it also happened to james hines, an innocent dad. the background check company adp mixed him up with michael james hines, a convicted sex offender in a different state. they don't even have the same first name. the companies say accuracy is important, but errors do happen. >> consumers are losing jobs by the thousands every year because of bad background checks that are run on them. >> reporter: jim francis is an attorney specializing in these cases. he says too often background check companies rely solely on computers to match the data with no one checking to make sure the results are correct. a billion dollar industry, he says, that is well aware of the
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problem. if the companies know this problem exists, why not just fix it? >> they would have to spend money on personnel and instituting procedures which would carve into their profits. >> reporter: under federal law, the companies are required to use reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy. >> the error rate is less than 10%. >> we went straight to the industry group representing those companies. >> accuracy is paramount. >> reporter: how do you explain background companies coming back with a different date of birth, different state, just matching a first and last name in some cases. does that seem accurate to you? >> it -- what i will say to that is that the most important thing is to let viewers know how background checks are conducted. you're speaking of hypotheticals. >> reporter: we asked her about a real life example. i want to show you a picture. this woman's name is catherine taylor. she lives in arkansas and applied for a job with the local
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red cross. the background check comes back and says she has a long rap sheet of drug felonies. turns out they mistook her with this woman who lives in a different state. how does this happen? >> you know, if there are errors in a report individuals do have an opportunity to contest it so i'm sorry. i just don't know all the facts of that particular case. >> reporter: catherine did contest it but by the time choicepoint cleared it up, that job was long gone. >> they need to have tighter, stricter controls. you're talking about human lives. this has got to stop. >> the company that ran catherine taylor's background check was bought by lexus nexus. they say their systems have since improved and now they have a 99.8% accuracy rate. experts say if this happens to you, you don't have many options, unfortunately. you can contact the background check company as catherine did and dispute it. the problem is, they have 30 days to investigate.
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by then the job could be long gone as it was with catherine. the only other option unfortunately, savannah, is to sue the company but once again the job isn't there when you want it. they just go down the list. >> doesn't remedy it if you don't get the job. thanks for bringing the story. appreciate it. up next the blogger and self-confessed math geek who nailed the outcome of the presidential race. plus, "twilight's" taylor lautner live in studio. first these messages. ♪ nine days till christmas and eddy said the toys might not be ready!
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election time. president obama may have been the big winner this week, but coming in a close second, "new york times" blogger, statistician, and self-described greek nate silver. >> nate silver. lord and god of the algorithm. >> for the second straight presidential election silver's 538 blog was pretty close to perfect in predicting the result. he nailed the outcome in all 50 states. when you were a little kid did you have all the answers? >> i think i always had a lot of questions. that's what smart people do. >> reporter: looking for a better way to pick the winning candidates silver created his own formula for playing the odds in political races. he detailed it in his new book "the signal and the noise." >> people tend to see all this data, all the polls and see the fluctuations and get very distracted by it. in the book i call it noise as opposed to signal. >> romney/ryan will win with 281
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electoral votes. >> reporter: avoiding the spin of talking heads silver sticks to the numbers, averaging statewide polls, factoring in for uncertainty, and then running a variety of scenarios for how these probabilities would play out. >> when we say that obama had like a 91% chance of winning the electoral college that meant when we looked at all the combinations of different states he won about 90% of those and romney won the other 10%. >> projecting that. >> reporter: like jonah hill's character in the movie "money ball" silver got his start in baseball predicting player performance. do you think you're the jonah hill of politics? >> maybe he's the nate silver of baseball. i'm not sure. >> reporter: with four more years for the president, nate has his own vision for the country. >> i think math does not need to be intimidating. it can be fun and interesting and useful. >> reporter: you're making it kind of cool. >> yeah, hopefully right?
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hopefully kids will pursue more math and science education. we need more of that to compete in this country. >> sales of silver's book "the signal and the noise" are any indication math indeed took a big step up in the coolness factor this week. it rose to number two on amazon behind, any idea what the number one book is? >> no. >> the latest installment of "diary of a wimpy kid." >> hey, very good. nate silver on his trail. >> wimpy kid wins. >> and the nerdy kid. >> they're together. >> there you go. >> thanks so much. just ahead rihanna and chris brown's new duet with a curious title "nobody's business." >> what are they trying to say? >> what she is saying about the collaboration after your local news. ♪ [ male announcer ] we all like things how we like them,
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fairfield, 56 in fremont and just 57 degrees, looking very cold today in places like san francisco. saturday into sunday not much warmer but the sun comes back out. let's check on your drive with mike. >> great note about those chains heading over the sierra. keep those in place. the san mateo bridge moves smoothly. we have a lighter volume. i will tell you as we look at the maps, there was an accident reported heading west just around the toll plaza. it looks like it's cleared up. 880 slows southbound with those arrows out of san leandro into union city. 880 north include oakland, an earlier accident looks like things are spinning out past high street but slow up past the coliseum. the other side of the bay bridge, the east shore freeway moves smoothly but you have some company there as well, jon. back to you. >> we'll have another news update in 30 minutes. see you then.
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8:00 on this friday morning the 9th of november, 2012. a crisp, cool morning in rockefeller plaza. al claims it is going to be a nice weekend. >> claims. >> in preparation you are going sans jacket. >> it's not that cold out. i like this. it's very nice. >> you're looking exceptional, willie geist. you're joining us on monday. did we mention one direction is coming on tuesday? >> i've heard that. >> i feel we should remind everybody one direction will be here in four days on our plaza. >> they will be here on tuesday. a lot of screaming on the plaza right now. i assumed it was for al. they're spelling your name
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taylor. >> exactly. >> we will have one direction. we'll talk about their new album coming up. we'll also talk about an explosive, exclusive new interview with chris brown in a few minutes. okay. here is the question. how big is the final installment of the "twilight" saga? all right. check this out. fans out in los angeles have actually set up like a tent city to get ready for next week's premiere. look at this. guess what? you're in the wrong place! we've got taylor lautner here. yeah. >> i like doing that. you just have to say "taylor lautner" and everybody --. >> willie geist. >> and he's here. that willie geist is german for taylor lautner! [ cheering ] >> you could do that all day. the internet as we know goes gaga for the over-the-top
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wedding proposals. we like to show them from time to time. coming up we'll talk to the guys you can hire and they'll help you put one together. we'll talk to them coming up. >> doesn't seem fair. >> to other guys. i know. >> we'll continue to scream out here on the plaza while we send it inside to natalie at the news desk. >> good morning everyone. in his first white house appearance since winning re-election president obama today will urge congress to pull the nation back from what is called the fiscal cliff. both parties have pledged a new bipartisan effort to avoid automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks in january that some fear could plunge the economy back into a recession. arizona prosecutors say they will not file state charges or seek the death penalty against tucson massacre gunman jared loughner. he was sentenced to life in prison thursday after pleading guilty to federal charges for killing six people and wounding 12 others including arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. in court thursday giffords
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looked directly at loughner as her husband declared, after today, after this moment, gabby and i are done thinking about you. new results from election day as washington state votes to approve same sex marriage. washington is now the third state to give same sex marriage the okay by popular vote joining maine and maryland. a united airlines flight was escorted by military jets thursday after the crew declared an emergency because a male passenger was praying in the middle of an aisle. the flight from denver landed safely in washington, d.c. and the man was detained by police. united says the passenger wasn't following flight attendant instructions for landing. gasoline rationing began this morning in new york city and on long island. to deal with the shortages caused by hurricane sandy drivers can buy gas every other day based on odd or even license plate numbers. mayor michael bloomberg said only 1/4 of the city's gas stations were open because of power outages or delayed fuel shipments.
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now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round up of what has you talking online. "dancing with the stars" cohost brooke burke revealed in an online video thursday that she is going to have surgery for thyroid cancer. >> doctors say that this is like a good cancer to have that. that sounds so crazy but my doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing. >> the 41-year-old mother of four said the surgery will leave her with a scar on her neck but she plans to make a positive out of the negative and be a really good patient. thousands of twi-hard "twilight" fans already camping out in los angeles for monday's premiere of the sequel "breaking dawn part two." red carpet guests include "twilight" megastar taylor lautner who will be here live in our studio this morning. the movie opens nationwide next friday. and everyone wants to be the boss, even seven-foot-tall german nba star dirk nowitzki
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who sang his heart out for this video posted by the dallas mavericks. ♪ ♪ born in the usa i was born in the usa ♪ >> at least he got the lyrics right. the team's time-out videos are usually shown during home games but this one too good for such a limited audience. thought we'd share it with you. it is 8:05. let's go back outside to al with a check of the weather. yeah. >> wow. >> yeah. >> i hope he plays better than he sings. >> he sure does. >> he'll get traded in a hurry. a lot of taylor lautner fans out here. i love all the memorabilia. who signed this? >> the whole wolfpack except for taylor. >> except for taylor. we're trying to get taylor. >> yeah. >> to get that so you have the whole wolfpack there. my gosh. wow. now in a full moon does anything
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happen to that? >> yes. it grows fur. >> let's show you what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. pick city of the day, new orleans. wdsu on number 6 on your side. sunny, mild, 71 degrees. and as we look around the country out west big winter storm. we got blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings, winter weather watches from northern minnesota all the way back into the pacific northwest. eastern third of the country looking great. windy conditions in new england left over from that nor'easter. beautiful through the gulf coast. rain and snow showers northern new england. i mean northern minnesota. blizzard conditions through the northern plains. look for showers along the californ 8:06. you made it to friday. starting to get some sunshine here in san jose, but we're still fair game for on and off spotty showers throughout the day today. take it to your radar and show you what's left over. a couple of lingering cells to
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the north of the bay bridge. we have split conditions all across the board. we're going to see a little bit more activity as this wave of moisture comes through. highs will not be warm. 58 in livermore, 59 in redwood city. by tomorrow holding onto the 50s and a few showers. and that's your taylor lautner. i mean weather. >> half the screaming is for tracy on her 40th birthday. she has 19 of her friends. her husband did this. you done good. we'll be right back and tell you how demi moore is going to celebrate her 50th birthday this weekend. did we mention, al, taylor lautner. i was living with this all-over pain. a deep, throbbing, persistent ache. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves.
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we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of james bond and he is stronger than ever. this movie is projected to d $73 million to $76 million and will be the biggest yet. >> it's already exploded overseas and now coming to the united states. another one a lot of people looking at "wreck it ralph" an animated movie. >> i took my 7-year-old nephew to see the film. i thought he'd enjoy it but as an '80s baby i loved the movie more than he did. when sonic came out, i don't want to give away too many surprises but if you are a video game fan you'll love it. >> we have to talk about "twilight." taylor lautner is here. >> i pulled up to 30 rock and saw taylor lautner. he is walking down the street right now. his shirt is off. i don't know why. it's cold outside, taylor. put a shirt on, man. >> he can't help himself. >> he's excited about this movie and so are we. young girls across the world are already camping out in front of movie theaters for this film. >> a big week here. we have taylor here today and on tuesday one direction comes with their new album out next week. >> this is exciting times.
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this is their sophomore project. plans to be bigger than ever. i can't wait to see them on stage. >> before i let you go your sit down interview with chris brown, tell me what you got out of him. >> i saw a young man with a tumultuous three years and what i saw from him now is that he's really trying to make some positive changes in his life. he just wants to do the right thing and change. >> thank you and congratulations. >> thank you. monday, man. >> thanks. savannah? >> willie, thanks. moving on to what's up, alicia kyles is a correspondent for e news. let's pick up where they left off. you spoke to rihanna recently about her new collaboration with chris brown. >> i did. rihanna has a new album called unapologetic and has a single on there with chris brown called "nobody's business." i asked her what are you trying to say with the song? she said it's self-explanatory. the song sings about wanting to be together and saying, hey, get out of our business. tumultuous relationship. >> let's talk about hurricane
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sandy. nbc did the benefit concert, raised $23 million, and a lot of celebrities are stepping up as well and giving to hurricane relief. >> people are using their platform for good. lady gaga has pledged $1 million to new york and the red cross. jerry seinfeld is doing several stand up routines that will be donating the money to hurricane sandy. a lot of people are out there. susan sarandon tonight is doing a fundraiser. we might have to stop by. >> speaking of celebrating, demi moore had a big 50th birthday party. >> she is turning 50 this weekend but is celebrating in style. she was in abu dhabi, went to india to be with naomi campbell and her boyfriend who had a big party. she has had a rough year, was in rehab, a break up with ashton kutcher and maybe she is trying to turn it around. >> sad news about brooke charvet and thyroid cancer. >> she said she wanted to tell everybody because people will see the scar but it is ironic she said because this is the
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>> well, i can see what everyone has been talking about. jake, you really do stink. >> taylor lautner is here. good morning. you smell just fine. >> thank you. >> just so everybody knows. >> that makes me feel better. >> it's the end of an era with the end of the "twilight" movies and that had us looking back. we just kind of wanted to go through your body of work. here you are. we'll show you in "new moon" and then "eclipse." >> oh, boy. >> now here we have you in "breaking dawn" part one. >> oh, boy. >> in the finale do you get a shirt is the question? >> of course i do. of course i do. i didn't know you were talking literally my body of work. wonderful. >> exactly. you have become known for that. those were shot a year and a half ago. >> they were. >> do you -- have you had like a turkey burger since then or maybe some cheetos?
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>> of course. and plenty of them. i've been able to relax a little bit which has been nice. >> someone really just said in my ear let's see. >> november 16th. there you go. >> how do you feel about the movies ending? you were pretty young when this all started. >> yeah. it's nuts to me that it's coming to a close. i remember when we were just beginning i was saying, man, this is going to go on forever. and here we are those five years have flown by and it's been some of the most amazing years of my life and it's a bummer it's coming to an end. >> well, it's obviously changed your life probably forever. what's been the best part of this whole experience? >> you know, honestly for me i've made so many amazing relationships with our cast, our crew, and there's a lot of things to take from this but that probably is the most important to me. and even though the franchise is coming to a close, those won't. so that's huge for me. >> and is there a down side to all of this fame? i mean, i wondered if you've
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experienced hearing loss. because when i hear the screams that seem to follow you around it's kind of deafening. there we go. right on cue. >> the hearing loss is, yeah. look, if that is the worst downside i'm totally good with everything. no. they're amazing out there. >> you know, they're already having a tent city. the premiere is monday in los angeles. >> yes. >> people have literally been camping out. do you think when you walk kind of through there the last time you'll be a little bit nostalgic or wistful for all of this? >> of course. the premieres are so awesome. they're surreal. every single time people ask do you get used to this? i say of course not. this is unlike anything else. and, yeah, it's unbelievable fans are already starting to camp out. their support is just amazing. we can't wait to get out there and see them. >> would you talk about the movie a little bit? you've been in this bizarre love triangle with of course edward and bella for all of these movies. >> yeah. >> you finally get the girl but
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it's bella's daughter? >> that's correct. >> you have some explaining to do on that one. >> i wish i could. i mean, the best person to ask would be stephanie meyer the author of the books. trust me. i asked her for explanations quite a bit. and she tries to just keep it simple for me. she's like, look, taylor, stop trying to over complicate it. it's a life long bond between two people and that's it. so it's kind of more of a protector thing in this movie. >> one thing i know you love is sports. >> yes. >> you got to meet an idol, hussein bolt. >> i did. i was in rio. we travel before the movies come out to promote. that is so cool. i'm still freaking out. >> show us the shirt. >> none of those. i was there and he found out i was in town and wanted a picture with me and i'm like what are you talking about? of course.
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>> announcer: you're watching today in the bay. good morning, to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia. time to check the forecast. quite a week. >> yeah, quite a week, laura, from record heat to snow on top of mount hamilton. we're actually getting a mix of rain and snow as your temperatures are creeping up. the sun is out at this point. it's still cold out there. you'll need your jacket all day long. don't put the umbrella away. more showers expected on and off throughout the day. highs are going to be cool. look at the numbers. only the upper 50s. 56 in san jose, 57 degrees in san francisco. as you make your weekend plans, staying cool. the sun comes back out. nice dry day on sunday for outdoor plans. the chopper is going to head out and see if they can catch a glimpse of snow on mount diablo. through oakland it's still slow. the earlier accident at high street has cleared. look at the map and we see a slow drive for northbound 880 coming through oakland.
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580 westbound also slow. alternate route, both slow. that should clear up quickly because it's on friday. south 880 out through hayward and through free month city. looking pretty mild except for 880 northbound, laura. back to you. thank you very much. we'll have another local news update for you in another half hour or so. in the meantime, have a great friday morning. [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves.
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8:30 on this friday, november 9th, 2012. can you feel the excitement in the air? taylor lautner is here. and he has a stand up werewolf. okay? he decided to come out after the interview and say hello to some of the screaming fans who are here to see him. he is a really sweet guy. it was nice of him to stick around. if you can hear us over the din, we'll say good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist. >> a lot of screams around here. we'll talk it over a little bit. more and more we're seeing these elaborate proposals now where people get married.
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we've seen some very strange ones lately. it turns out there is a whole business behind it. we'll go behind the scenes of an elaborate wedding proposal in the making. >> the u.s.s. intrepid there. very cool. plus today's pop clicks. we'll give you a chance to vote for your favorite viral. >> i love this. i love this one. >> so good. ooh, ah. >> all right. we'll have that and some other good ones coming up. also want to get a jump on your holiday cards or early shopping for the holidays? we have exclusive steals and deals with jill martin. she'll get you started. we should mention monday is a big day in "today" show history. >> yes. >> willie geist who we all know and love is going to officially join us as the cohost of the 9:00 hour. we are so excited to have you. >> i'm thrilled to be here. it feels a little strange to say it's the first day considering i'm here with you. i've been told to brace myself. >> yes. >> for what al and natalie might be bringing my way.
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>> are you the one? >> so that's good. >> actually good news. taylor lautner said he'll spank you. >> much better. >> we'll get the squeels going again. let's check the weather. >> let's look at your weekend and see what we've got. for tomorrow a lot of snow from the plains all the way down into the southwest. risk of strong storms in the mid mississippi river valley. rain in the northern mississippi river valley. sunny and mild through the southeast and the mid-atlantic states. sunday we've got rain ending as snow in the upper great lakes. a slight risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. another storm comes onshore in the pacific northwest and here in the east sunny and warming up. 8:32 now. beautiful clear sky over san francisco. we're still going to see some very light, cloudy activity throughout the day today and some isolated thunderstorms. it is cold out there. make sure you're ready for that.
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slick conditions 4re69 over from last night's rainfall. today's high will be cool. 58 degrees in santa theresa. 57 degrees in oakland and 57 in san francisco. as we get into your weekend, the rain subsides for the second half of your saturday. we get a frosty start but sunshine on sunday. this weekend you want to make sure you get caught up on all your weather go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. so let's now check in with uncle willie. hello, willie. >> there is nothing like a birthday party with funny little hats, a candle that won't go out. dora, sweet dora is from stevens point, wisconsin. 100 years old today. and get this. the famous john dillinger. ask h asked her for directions once. probably to a bank. what a memory. and we have henry taylor, grand
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rapids, michigan, 105 years old. loves reading and watching notre dame football games. yeah, yeah. laura genus, washington, d.c., where we are, good old district of columbia. 107 years old. life long traveler. never been in the same place twice. how about that? i think i feel that way sometimes. and take a look at fred "flintstone" luethke from kingsport, tennessee. 100 years old today. secret to longevity? enjoys life and don't worry too much. worry is a killer. that's the truth. don't worry about that. helen bruner from hampton, virginia. 100 years old today. and she is a proud world war ii veteran. john and patricia carpenter from
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parker, colorado, 75 years they've been married. they met working together in a brewery in london. now there's a story for a musical. happy birthday and anniversary. hey, give me a point, mate. now, back to new york. >> all right. thanks. coming up next, how you can make a career out of planning over-the-top wedding proposals. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all,
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in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. back now at 8:37. "the proposal" is one of those important moments in life. these days more guys are popping the question in very elaborate ways. we tagged along with two proposal planners. yes, they actually exist. to see what it takes to pull off the ultimate fairy tale. >> my name is mars els garret. i just saw in her what i wanted in somebody to spend the rest of
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my life with. she is just a great person. she's got a great heart. she's my best friend. >> my name is sarah pease and i am a proposal planner. it's my job to plan, design, execute dream marriage proposals. >> my name is james ambler a former papparazzi photographer and now i use my skills to cap your wedding proposals. >> are you marcel? >> yes i am. >> i'm sarah. nice to meet you. tell us about the lucky lady. fill us in. we've been dating for over two years. >> do you have any favorite spots in new york city? >> we love being on the water. she grew up on the water. >> here's the most important question. is she going to say yes? i've got ideas but i'm nervous about are we able to do it in two weeks? are we going to find a place that works for you and your team? >> it's like the ultimate bank job. >> i've been searching high and low for the perfect location for this proposal and i think i finally found it. strap yourself in because i have the best place for marcel to get engaged. ready? where better than the flight deck of the intrepid?
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>> i like it. i do like it. >> boom, baby. >> the intrepid is an ideal location. we can hide among the tourists and photograph the proposal as it happens. >> the plan is to have them take part in a fake tour of the intrepid. i'll have their family standing by along with a 75-person marching band. this is going to be big. >> i don't think she'll suspect anything. she has no idea what's going on. i can't wait for the next 24 hours. >> today i've got my dream team for marcel's proposal. we have headsets. we're completely wired up. they're going to be all over the ship. >> we've got a perfect crew of photographers and video guys for this job. there's going to be a number of people on the tour and we'll also be photographing it from afar. >> sarah, you've got the band. sandra, you're on tour. >> you guys are going to get up into position. >> he just texted me. he's in a cab at penn station. he'll be here in ten minutes. i have photographers hidden at
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the entrance ready to get shots of their big arrival. >> all right. they're here, people. stand by. >> we are approaching the point of no return. >> he is wearing a suit. she's wearing a yellow dress. they're walking into the front information desk to start the tour now. >> the tour is under way and we are tracking their every move. sandra, i need an update. what are you doing? >> it's super tense. we're just waiting for them to surface at this point. all right. they're on the bridge now. get ready. >> do you want me to get any closer? >> get into position. >> marcel is on the move. >> yes. do you have a restroom? >> he excused himself to use the restroom. he is going to change into a tuxedo and get ready for the big moment. >> first i have to cue the band to start. then i have to run to marcel and make sure he has what he needs. so we're going to hang out down here. >> get into position. >> oh, my god.
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that tour guide needs to get into position. that's not good. >> can you confirm that the tour is in position? i need confirmation right now, sergey. >> set to go. >> stay where you are. >> sarah, we're ready. ♪ >> i love you so much. >> what is going on? >> will you marry me? >> yes. >> i love you so much. >> once she said yes it was like the weight of the world lifted off our shoulders. >> i'm so glad we included their families. you could tell it meant a lot to her. >> i'm very excited. i can't wait.
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i love marcel. whew! >> that's a party. >> i feel good. i'm glad it all worked out. it was all perfect. >> we're going to go celebrate. >> memories to last a lifetime. and the cost? well, sarah and her team start at around $2,000. that doesn't count the photographers. they're extra. >> not knocking on what they do for a living but i think it's cheating. >> yes. >> you know what? guys, you got to be creative and women, too. you can propose as well. you know, to hire a planner is cheating. >> we don't mind the elaborate proposal. you like that? >> well, no, i don't think you need an elaborate proposal. i think it has to be special. i like how willie proposed to his wife. tell your story. >> you're going to really throw me out on this one. >> so sweet. tell us. >> if i must. we met in sixth grade in home room my wife and i. >> so cute. >> i returned to that very home
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room to propose to her. it is a long story about how i lured her there and convinced her. we're just going to our old middle school. >> everybody does that. >> how sweet. that's where they met. it has a special memory. >> it feels like it should be more intimate. you shouldn't have a proposal with people talking into their hands with ear pieces but maybe that's just me. >> that's cool. >> the point of no return. >> that is an ominous point right there. >> well, we're back in a plomt. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent.
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it was no accident either. a man who kept them as pets let them loose on purpose. would they attack people, destroy homes? scared neighbors were calling 911 and police got the order. shoot to kill. this morning for the first time you'll hear from the first responders on the scene and the warning here some of the images are graphic. >> 911. >> it's complete chaos out there and now it's all snowballed into hell. >> stop shooting animals. you guys are outrageous. >> the story made national headlines in october of 2011 this man, terry thompson, known as a local odd ball, kept more than 50 dangerous carnivores as pets on his farm. >> he had one line and the next thing you know there was five and then ten. i don't know where he found them all. i have no idea. >> reporter: for some reason a mystery terry decided to let them all loose before taking his
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own life. the violent animals were out and the town of zanesville, ohio went into lockdown. >> well, right now we're shooting to kill. >> reporter: now in a new msnbc documentary the first responders who came face to face with the animals are telling their stori stories. >> all of a sudden this lioness starts going right at us. she is not running but she's pouncing. i can see her paws hit the ground and she's just pouncing and her shoulder blades pop up out of her back and she gets all the way to the chain link and as soon as she gets there we just start unloading rounds. >> i can remember shell casings hitting off my head. >> reporter: the quiet farm these animals called home morphed into a bloody war zone. >> it was mind boggling. just constant gun fire. it sounded like i was talking to somebody in afghanistan. >> reporter: six and a half hours of pure mayhem. amazingly, no one was hurt. police got to the animals first.
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>> there are 48 animals that we had to put down. those animals included one wolf, six black bears, two grizzly bears, and 18 tigers. >> reporter: more than half of those animals have been killed. >> reporter: that night as the zanesville story went national, public support for the sheriff's department quickly went south. >> you've reached the sheriff's office. >> yes, i'd like to leave a message for your sheriff lutz please. ask sheriff lutz if he's ever heard of a hot damn tranquilize gun. >> reporter: believe it or not for terry thompson keeping exotic pets was perfectly legal. ohio was one of seven states with few if any restrictions. in the end, just six of terry's animals were recovered unharmed. still secure in their cages. three leopards, two monkeys, and a brown bear. >> terry looked at the animals as kids, but there had to be a
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reason in terry's mind to do what he did. we just don't know which reason it was. >> now the tragedy sparked a huge debate about exotic pets. now ohio has changed the law now regulating these animals. they must be approved by the state and registered before you can have them. this story is all part of a new series i'm hosting on msnbc called "maximum drama." we'll have a new drama every week, willie, ripped from the headlines with exclusive elements and interviews and as you see in this case the newsmakers actually speaking. >> as you say, the law has changed in ohio but there are still a lot of places across the country where you can own exotic pets at will. >> tigers and lions. >> thank you so much. catch the premiere of "maximum drama" sunday night at 9:00 eastern time on msnbc. up next we will lighten things up a bit and let you choose your favorite online videos of the week. i don't know what could possibly beat that one. but first, this is "today" on nbc. alright let's break it down.
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that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. . back now with our new series "today's top clicks" where we give you the chance to vote for your favorite viral videos. we launched it two weeks ago but of course had the storm and weren't able to bring you the results. >> we're back this week and the winner of our first showdown on today.com the prank that left elevator riders terrified for an
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ad the floor was replaced by lg video monitors and appeared to give way. >> amazing. >> can you imagine being in that elevator when that happened? >> my gosh. that is just cruel. >> amazing the floor stayed as clean as it did. >> yes. that one was the winner. okay. we've got three new choices for you this morning. the first nominee is dragon baby, the indy film maker created this, a short film starring his infant son doing battle with a stuffed dragon. pretty good. >> amazing. >> fantastic. well, next up, the latest video from mash up artist barack stubbs that might sum up how the president feels about winning a second term. >> can't touch this. my-my-my -- can't touch this. >> music hits me so hard.
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makes me say thank you. >> 49% of the voters. exactly half. >> okay. finally a san diego couple's wedding day from an "i do" point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bow kuquet t capture some candid moments from their ceremony. okay. that's kind of cool. >> that's pretty neat. >> bouquet cam. >> now it's up to you to pick your favorite. with the choiceas gen the elevator scare. >> that was the winner. >> i thought so. >> oh, maybe it's -- okay. >> getting used to this. there are the four choices. >> dragon baby. >> it's like brackets. >> go to today.com to vote and we'll reveal the winner much more smoothly this time next week. >> i'll read the rules and get back to you. >> very big week here on "today."
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i came back to ask you to help us finish what we started. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. >> and it is anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night. >> this time tomorrow mitt romney will either wake up as president-elect or return to life as a private citizen. >> president obama arrived here in his hometown of chicago with many who say this is a moment filled with anticipation and nostalgia. >> we're already seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country. >> i'll tell you what was heartening was to see people lined up here at 3:30 in the morning when it was dark. >> americans voted. they voted in temporary tents and by flashlight in the rock aways here in new york where, after all, an entire region remains crippled. >> it was a late night here on democracy plaza. >> ohio. president barack obama. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different
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direction. >> and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> good morning. the sequel. a strong storm hits the sandy ravaged northeast. >> within a week and a half the new jersey, new york, and new england coast line having to deal with a hurricane, a superstorm, and now a nor'easter. >> she hasn't had power since the storm hit. >> the heat especially is the big concern right now. we are cold. >> imagine the relief you would feel. >> oh, my goodness. >> are you back together with robert pattinson? >> funny you mentioned that. keep them guessing i always say. >> keep them guessing. >> that's my question. >> savannah is so cute. >> roger moore, great to have you here.
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back now with more of today on this friday morning, the 9th of november, 2012. we have a sunny but chilly start to the weekend here in the northeast. we're in rockefeller plaza. a lot of folks sticking around even though, sadly, taylor lautner is gone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt and al roker. you're going coatless now. >> the brotherhood of the foolish out here. >> you guys are bonding. getting ready for willie joining the 9:00 hour. coming up we'll have a rare glimpse at the emotional side of president obama. he was thanking campaign staffers the other night and teerd up. this is the second time in a couple weeks. we'll talk about that. obviously the campaigns are a long slog for both candidates. you can see why they get emotional. we'll talk about that on our take three. also, black friday right around the corner, the thanksgiving holiday. black friday a good shopping
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day. >> yes. >> what about black thursday? >> i know. aka thanksgiving. a lot of retailers are starting -- >> how about changing the name? how about green? >> green thursday. green for money which the retailers are starting to open some of them on thursday. what do you think about that? we'll talk about it coming up. >> on thanksgiving. >> you don't have to wait until thanksgiving night to get these big deals because we've got jill martin of course with her steals and deals exclusive offers more than 75% off with jill in just a few minutes. not to be outdone barbara corcoran has some steals and deals when it comes to real estate. we are going to show you some of the greatest deals out there from a traditional brick home in georgia to a home on two acres in hawaii. book it, dano. >> there you go. >> love that. but first let's check the day's top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, everyone. it is back to work for president obama today as he addresses congress about the fiscal cliff. these are tax increases and automatic spending cuts slated to slam the economy back into a
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possible recession in january if the house and senate don't intervene. partisan politics have gotten in the way on the issue as republicans refuse to hike tax rates on wealthy americans. the president is expected to urge congress to come together to extend bush era tax cuts for all but the nation's highest earners. the gunman convicted of wounding congresswoman gabrielle giffords in tucson, arizona has now been sentenced to life in prison without parole. giffords stood by her husband's side as the retired astronaut mark kelly confronted shooter jared loughner and told him he couldn't kill the congresswoman's spirit. loughner had agreed to a plea deal earlier to avoid the death penalty. his january, 2011 rampage killed six people and left 13 others including giffords wounded. chrysler is recalling 745,000 jeep suvs in the united states. the company says it needs to fix a part that can cause the air bags to deploy inadvertently. the recall covers jeep grand
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cherokee and liberty suvs from model years 2002 through 2004. now to an amazing survival story as a tennessee teenager is finally home after being trapped in a ravine for three days. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in huntsville, alabama with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. bruised and battered this teenager survived for three days by drinking the rain water from his broken headlight. he spent several days recovering in this hospital and now he is finally safe at home. as he left huntsville hospital, in a wheelchair, surrounded by his family, tyler campbell couldn't help but smile. >> blessed. thank god. seriously. that's all i can do is thank him. >> reporter: his ordeal began saturday night when the 19-year-old left the church event and told his family he was stopping by a friend's house a he promised to be home by midnight. but -- >> sunday morning he wasn't home
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and, you know, time kept going by and mom and i were real upset. dad went out looking. >> reporter: relatives and search crews retraced campbell's route home. >> all i could think about was how -- where i could find him and how i wasn't going to stop until we did find him. >> reporter: they didn't know it but he had fallen asleep at the wheel on i-65 near the tennessee/alabama border. his truck veered and tumbled 30 feet into a ravine. >> all i remember is hitting the sign and i blacked out after that. i woke up and my leg was dangling and i was outside the truck. >> reporter: the crash broke his leg and shoulder but he crawled from the wreckage and tried climbing up the muddy embankment. >> i got halfway up and slid back down. >> reporter: hours passed and in the cold he grew desperate but determined. even drinking rain water out of his broken headlight. >> it was nasty but it was better than dying. >> reporter: all along, he prayed. at one point he saw a rescue helicopter shine a light near his truck but move on.
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>> i said, well, ain't no hope for tyler campbell. i gave up just about then. >> reporter: by tuesday afternoon, time was running out until one last effort. >> i didn't even plan on making it up the hill tuesday but something kept on telling me, keep pushing forward. keep pushing forward. and i did. >> reporter: a driver spotted him. first responders rushed in. and his family got the news they'd been hoping for. >> same old brothers. you know? arguing, fighting, back to that regular. even though we're still going to have our differences i'm glad i got a brother back. >> reporter: a brother who after surviving three days of agony -- >> he's out. >> reporter: has earned a nap. and he is resting now back home in tennessee. first responders say this is among the most amazing things they've ever seen. natalie, what a story of determination and faith.
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>> truly, absolutely. gabe gutierrez, thanks so much. mark wahlberg transform and roll out. in the upcoming film the 41-year-old is set to take over the starring role. "transformers iv" is slated for release in summer of 2014. and you love smelling good but find putting on deoderant takes up way too much of your day? well, then, thank goodness. there is edible deoderant. >> what? >> you heard it right. >> come on. >> deo perfume candy claims it can make a 145-pound person smell just like roses for up to six hours. it's available online and cut hit shelves in the u.s. soon. i know what we're getting al roker for christmas. >> that is the height of laziness. >> please. right? edible -- eat your arm pits afterwards? >> i'm so busy i don't have five seconds. i just don't have the time. sorry, colleagues. >> wow. >> some people would call eating deoderant insanity. institutionalize you. >> isn't it the same amount of
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time, the eating of the deode ranlt, putting it on? >> i don't have time to clean the kitchen. i'm going to drink some floor wax. let's show you what's going on. look at this. a big storm system making its way out of the plains and it is bringing a lot of snow. blizzard-like conditions we're talking. i mean blizzard warnings. we've got blizzard watches, winter storm warnings, snow advisories from california all the way to northern minnesota. and snowfall amounts. we are talking anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow from nevada all the way on up into northern no 9:07. still have some lingering storm clouds over san jose. we're clearing out nicely in the north bay. temperatures are very cold out there to start. grab that jacket. 48 degrees in livermore. 58 in san jose. 49 degrees in gilroy. we'll continue to see the light, spotty showers. look at that, more snow on top
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of mount hamilton as we speak. the bulk of the moisture has come through. 57 in liver moore, 56 in free month. starting to dry out for the second part of your saturday. frosty start sunday morning. >> that's your latest weather. >> thanks very much. we're still trying to recover from the edible deode ranlt. may be a long time. >> i want to taste it. >> we'll try a few others in today's take three and give you our take on some stories that caught our attention. maybe you saw this video this morning. the obama campaign released it. president obama talking to his staff and his volunteers in chicago the day after the election. >> i felt that the work that i had done, um, in running for office had come full circle. because what you guys have done means that the work that i'm doing is important. >> you know, these campaigns are so long. savannah, you covered one last time around. mitt romney declared his
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candidacy in june of 2011. so 17 months of campaigning. same goes for the president. it's going to come pouring out at the end win or lose. >> the emotion and all of that. the tears. >> what is rare is we've seen it, now we see the video. >> this is the second time in like two weeks. >> but both these candidates no matter what your political persuasion, they put their hearts into these campaigns as do the people that work on them and the reporters who cover them. they believe it and they care about this country and i think we can all sympathize with that having gone through it and then kind of having that emotional release and i'm sure both sides are feeling that and the people that work with them. >> there was a story about that in the "new york times" with mitt romney that the next morning he had a breakfast and he broke down, too. you can understand why. it's just -- you put search of your life and effort and so much of your capital of your family into this as well. >> and seeing how many people, the volunteers and staffers who really take on the cause and i think, you know, it's good to see that emotion. >> i think it's fine. >> if it becomes an occurrence we see over and over again like
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john boehner, the house speaker, you know, then -- i'm a cryer myself. >> so am i. >> i cry at work at least once a week. >> we like to put in the girl movies and just cry. >> i enjoy a good cry. >> he can embrace it too. he makes fun of it. >> it was refreshing. >> nice to shed a tear from time to time. some people might shed a tear about take two. black friday creep. walmart and some of the nation's largest retailers starting black friday at 8:00 p.m. on thursday aka thanksgiving day. >> yeah. >> sears says it will do the same thing. this trend is called black friday creep and stores say earlier store openings are coming from customers. that is their feedback. they want to go out and shop earlier, get to bed earlier. >> get away from the family earlier. >> i don't know what it is. >> the women want to get away from the football watching. >> some people think come on. it is the one day of the year stores are closed and they can hang out with their family. look what happens when you wait
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until morning. >> shoppers have a choice. i feel bad for the workers. the folks who work at the stores. the pressure to have to give up their thanksgiving to be there for folks to do this. >> our economy needs the boost so it's maybe good. >> black friday, now black thursday, these sales are available online. you don't have to enter a stampede. >> right. >> you could go to your computer. and then go back and be with family for thanksgiving. >> i know people who do the black friday shopping. that is their family thing. they do it together. >> there are good deals. my parents do it and wow. that was dirt cheap. >> who needed the dirt? >> exactly. >> all right. we'll see. last year i think there were stores that opened at midnight. now we've got 8:00. i guess next year it'll be open all day. >> i say sit down and enjoy another piece of pumpkin pie. left over turkey. have fun with the family. okay. take three. you've got to be kidding. what does a heavy metal band and a 6-year-old girl have in common? take a look at this video and
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see for yourself. it's created by fugly maniacs on youtube and apparently pits a sound check by the heavy metal band skeleton witch against a 6-year-old girl who she more than holds her own. watch this. >> wow. >> okay. a little freaky. kind of scaring me a little bit. wlos idea was this? >> that one might be on the parents for playing skeleton witch to a 6-year-old. >> we want to say if you have some fun videos of your kids, things you've done with them as well we want you to post them to our website today.com and we'll show you those in our take three going forward.
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our bonus take, finger portraits. sometimes you think you can't put your finger on it. this guy puts something on his finger. it's great. he's an italian artist. he creates famous figures all captured on the tip of a forefinger. >> wow. >> kiss, dalai lama. >> wow. >> dr. spock. >> my goodness. >> amazing. >> brilliant. >> actually he did three of us. willie, he didn't have a chance to do you. >> i take no offense. >> we got to savannah. natalie and myself. >> let's see it. >> oh, wow. >> savannah. that's pretty good. >> very good. >> really good. >> oh, wow. >> that's perfect. >> great. and natalie. that is fantastic. >> hold on. i got a finger for you. >> coming up next we've got great steals and deals on more than 75% off right after this. ♪ spread a little love today
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time for our popular series "jill's steals and deals" with deeply discounted prices. jill martin is back to take us through some great deals this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> okay. first up starting to get a little cold outside. a perfect time to put on one of these jackets. >> right. >> from kenneth cole. >> look how great these are. these are only four of the styles. we have nine total. the retail $195 to $345. you see in a lot of them there's vests that you can take out and so you just have the jacket depending on the weather like today. >> it looks like for men or women. >> right. four men's styles five women's styles. in a variety of colors. you see right here there is a detachable hood, down jackets, pea coats. check on the website. we have a description for each. the retail $195 to $345. the deals $59 to $79.
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that's up to 77% off. >> perfect. next, beauty packages from wish. these smell so good. >> these are great. the retail $85. they're offering the best selling vanilla spice set, limited holiday edition. each set includes six ounces of organic products. the vanilla spice body wash, the shave cream, sugar scrub, and the body butter. now it's big with celebrities. ashley olsen, selena gomez, the retail $85. the deal $19.50. that's 77% off. >> great teachers gifts. >> yes. i love this. it comes in this box. >> fantastic. okay. also another good gift. gloves from iso toner. these are perfect because they have the fingers so you can work your gadgets. >> when i was coming in today people were already sleeping outside for one direction so they can use these. >> right. >> they also have -- >> can you believe they're outside four days ahead? >> i know. they have the smart touch so you can use them on most of your gadgets. the retail is $44 to $45. this is the new, improved 2.0 gloves for men and women.
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the thumb, index, and the middle finger are embroidered with a conductive thread that allows you to use your touch screen. the men's gloves come in black. the women's colors here, how much fun. >> great. >> five bright colors. retail $44 the deal $13.50 up to 70% off. >> fantastic. >> send them outside after this. >> 'tis the season to start ordering your christmas cards. you have a great deal for us from their gift certificates for personalized holiday cards from the stationary studio. >> the retail $72 for 24 cards. logon to today.com. we'll bring you. you get this e certificate. this is redeemable from november 9th to december 31st. you upload your photo then get the blank envelopes and they'll ship it so you can use it for holiday cards, new year's cards. you go on and print out the certificate and then you can use it from november 9th to december 31st. for a little extra you can even get your address personalized on the back of the envelope. you have that option.
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the retail $72. the deal $21.60. >> for 72 cards. >> for 24 cards personalized with the envelopes. >> okay. >> that is 70% off. >> amazing. great deal. okay. and then last but not least, great jewelry. we're seeing you modeling it for us right there. i love it. >> if you can see them on me, i'm actually wearing them. anything you have you can layer them also. and this is a great gift because look how they come packaged. >> beautiful. >> the retail $192. now they're diamonds on silver approximately five millimeters. the cord is 100% cotton. these are amazing gifts. everyone was walking by and said i love them. >> the moon, the star, the tear drop. a heart. >> just beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> retail $192 the deal $48. that is 75% off. >> fantastic. they'll fly. jill martin, as always, thanks so much. again the products to remind you jackets from kenneth cole,
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>> announcer: you are watching "today in the bay." good friday morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia cannon. let's start out with the forecast. good morning to you, laura. it is so cold out there. the coldest readings we've had in four months. from near record heat to near record cold in 72 hours. we're within a degree of breaking a temperature record in oakland and santa rosa this morning. the good news is we're getting a bit of a break from the showers. we're expecting more spotty, light showers to push on through. you want to keep the umbrella ready. expecting thunderstorms which could produce some very weak hail. 57 degrees in livermore, 55 in fremont and 58 degrees in redwood city. temperatures are going to be cool. the sun comes back out late saturday into sunday. let's check on your drive with mike. if you're map being on going out of town to the sierras, bring some chains. we're looking north to 880s.
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we have a slow drive. the map, we have a third of a series of accidents and stalls. this one in barcadaro. it hasn't cleared up all the way to downtown. southbound side slow through free month. slow into palo alto. the accident has cleared there. your northbound route, north 880 slow at the 101. we'll have a look at your local news right after this.
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>> police say more arrests are coming following the first of its kind drug bust in the silicon valley. late yesterday officers appeared to raid a drug lab operating out of this apartment building. they recovered plans, acid based solutions used to make a drug called dmt. it's in the same class of drugs as lsd but experts say it is ten times stronger. >> it's certainly something we don't want spread. i mean, that's for sure. from what i know, this is the first of its kind and we definitely don't want it popping
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up in other cities, especially ours. >> officers arrested two people, detained three others. investigators say it's too early to know if this is part of a larger operation or if it was stand alone. thanks so much for joining us this morning. i'll have another look in half an hour. in the meantime, hope you stay dry in this cold weather we're having. have a great weekend.
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♪ that is singing sensation susan boyle, whose incredible voice captivated the world a few years ago. now she is out with a new cd and she will be performing live in our studio. that's monday only on "today." >> that is pretty cool. >> i love her. >> all right. coming up we'll be doing some house hunting with barbara corcoran who is going to take us on an open house tour of beautiful homes under $400,000. >> i'm sorry. i'm distracted with the pie on a stick. >> one of our segments coming up. >> then are you honest about money? nearly 50% of people polled admitted to lying to their partner about where and how they spend their money. some experts say financial cheating can be just as harmful as physical cheating. we'll have advice on avoiding
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financial infidelity. >> hiding things in the closet or the trunk of the car. >> guilty? >> bad? i'm just asking. >> just asking. plus from your table setting to the perfect hostess gifts and yes to pie on the stick we've got easy do it yourself ideas to add your personal style to thanksgiving. come on. al, you know you want this. >> i like pie. >> go ahead. >> erica hill is here. >> just in time for pie on a stick. >> you came at the right time. >> i did. >> pumpkin? >> good. all right. >> do your thing. we'll eat pie on a stick. >> we usually don't have pie on a stick this weekend but we have lots of other good stuff. you can eat your pie while you watch. the presidential election as you know is now over so the big question is now what? we'll look at some of the challenges facing president obama in a second term and also turn our attention to how his daughters are coming of age in the white house. and then nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hit the east coast one popular new york city landmark tries to put the pieces back together after being devastated by the storm's flood waters. plus how much is too much? we'll check out how some lives
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are being turned upside down because of internet addiction. all that and more this weekend on "today." >> you want to try it too? >> i do want to try it. >> communal. >> it's a winner all around. >> pretty good. just have to watch out for the stick. >> i approve. >> pumpkin. yum. al, check of the weather for the weekend? >> great weather. you can maybe have chicken pot pie on the stick. >> oh, now we're talking. >> ooh. >> we're looking at snow from the northern plains all the way down into the southwest. risk of some strong storms in the mid mississippi river valley. eastern third of the country looking good down into the gulf. sunday, we're looking for more rough weather down through the lower mississippi river valley. rain changing over to snow in the upper mississippi river valley. another storm comes into the pacific northwest and we're looking for a warming trend with plenty of sunshine
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>> wow. you know, this would be good to sit in front of the tv on a sunday night and get ready for the greatest night of the week. that's sunday night, football night in america. and this as good one. maybe a preview of the super bowl to come. the houston texans come in. will they get mauled by the bears? soldier field. they ain't got no stinking roof. showers, storms, heavy rain likely. upper 50s. that's all on sunday night, football night in america. don't bring pie. it'll get wet.
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>> you're scaring erica. she just started. she is planning to leave. >> oh, my. what could be more american than football and pie on a stick. >> the best. >> all right, erica. we'll see you this weekend. al thank you. we'll see you up next, al. real estate you can get for $400,000 or less. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread? here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits
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there are two lakes, three golf courses, shopping centers, schools, and 90 miles of golf cart paths. the family room has gleaming wood floors, pane windows, french doors, a marble fireplace. what a pretty room that is. nice and large. the open kitchen has granite counters, blonde wood cabinets and built-ins with a breakfast bar that ajoins the sunny, casual dining area. that's a comfortable home. the master bedroom is a little edgy with the tray ceiling you'll see in just a moment. we're back in the kitchen. i'm sorry. >> now back in the bedroom. >> there is the bedroom. there is a nice bedroom. i think i'll move off that. the living room is also very pretty. i think it's not in keeping with the rest of the house. >> hum. >> almost looks like they are waiting for a queen to visit. very proper. >> let's lead to oklahoma city. this is an american four square. i know four square is a big internet thing. >> in a house it's simply four,
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big, boxy rooms on two different levels. what is great is it really replaced the victorian style in the late 1890s. people were tired of tiny little choppy rooms. this one has great interior space. very popular. it kind of took everybody by storm and you could even order it from the old sears catalog this type of house back then. this house has hardwood floors, crown mouldings, detailed door frames and a fireplace. the updated kitchen is a little too white for me. the floors should be wood. it is just too bright. but it has a back splash and butler's pantry. there is a huge formal dining room with extra wide base boards, french doors that lead back out to the deck. a huge room. look at the size of that thing. the bedrooms are large enough to be painted brown which you usually can't get away with and they have plenty of closets which is a rare thing in a turn of the century home. i love the wood deck out back. they have a carriage house out there which is a fancy name for a garage but they converted it to an entertaining area. imagine telling your kids you're
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punished. go out to the back yard and watch tv. >> table and chairs. cool. all right. now i don't remember us having a house in hawaii. but this is pretty cool. $379,000. >> we had a house a long time ago in hawaii but it wasn't quite as pretty as this one. they're hard to find. i'm always looking. this is an architect designed home and it sits on two big landscaped acres. the charm of this house is the location. surrounded by a forest. so you have no neighbors looking in at you. the interior has wall-to-beam ceilings and tile floors. the master bedroom and bath are connected to the main house with a beautifully covered lanai. great flowers throughout the entire yard. the kitchen has maple cabinets with black granite counters and passthrough to the breakfast area. you can see how big the space is looking on the right-hand side. there is a round pool out back. i would plunk you in and have you soak all day. seems appropriate for you. and there's outside a prop call paradise. you get a feel for the landscaping. you have total privacy. this is a paradise. just what people think about when they think of hawaii. >> not quite sure about the last
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comment. let's go to westfield, indiana. got a nice two story brick house. >> very good. this is a very different style of house. it's really just the kind of house most people say oh, it's an american dream house. it's like what everybody thinks of as making it big. it has a dramatic, two story great room with stacked stone fire place. you can eat off the wood floors when you see the next room here because the kitchen and the dining room is so meticulous you almost want to go bowling or something. are those real floors? the big master bedroom has a tray ceiling with enough room for a generous sitting area. i sure hope there is a big tv screen we can't see in the shot. why would they put that in the middle? i don't get it. a screen porch overlooking the lake out back. the big back yard matches the house with lots of room for the kids to play. what a lovely house. perfect condition. >> all right. barbara corcoran, always great to see you. >> pleasure to be back. still ahead how to avoid financial infidelity. that and more. right after these messages. e yo. you, too! oh, cloudy glasses.
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the less we talk about it the more problems you have. >> sure. we don't talk about it because it's the truth. you know, it's the one thing in a relationship that can quantify what else is going on in the relationship. >> so how big a deal is financial infidelity? is it a real problem? >> it is a real deal. we know money causes more divorces than anything else and it is when the lives get really big that it leads people down that track especially when it has to do with debt. >> let's look at our facebook page. people are saying, i don't do it on big purchases. i do scale back the number a little if it's just a fun shopping trip. brandy says i ask for money for one thing and spend it on other things. i'm guilty. he always eventually finds out. doesn't he always find out in the end anyway? >> yeah, but you know these are not that big of a deal. it's like licking some frosting instead of eating the cake. put everything into perspective here. >> you're all for financial infidelity is what i'm getting. >> i am not so against it i got to say just because, listen. this is a response to the truth of the relationship.
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the truth of the relationship is you guys are not communicating. you goo not have everything in tow. if you're not in a trusting relationship this is what happens. >> the problem with money is it becomes a rabbit hole. you take out one pay day loan and then for whatever reason you can't pay it back so you take a out another and you didn't tell your spouse about the first one so all of a sudden you've got massive debt or you over spent and now you have to cop to something really big. couples are much better off if they can lay some ground rules. >> sure. >> to begin with. >> for sure. >> we did a survey that showed 70% of women and 63% of men think cheating is cheating whether it's financial or sexual you're still cheating on me. do you agree? >> i think the zipper trumps the wallet. always. you know? >> that is the sound bite of the day. >> we'll stitch that on to a pillow. >> but actually even one of my twitter followers was telling me that he had -- his wife put him in a hundred thousand dollars
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worth of debt. it's still stealing from him. and yet because she didn't sleep with another man he is staying with her. >> let's get to your tips on how to fix this. you both have some. fixing financial infidelity. you say planned independence and agree on a line in the sand. >> just because you marry somebody doesn't mean you want the same things. it doesn't make you the same person. i like shoes. he likes iphones or ipods or whatever. so give yourself a certain amount of money that you can spend every month without asking permission. then you don't have to lie. >> do you like the idea of separate bank accounts? >> i love the idea of separate bank accounts and one for the house because i think we each need to be able to remain a little bit independent in case something goes wrong with the marriage so that then we know how to handle our own money. >> your say renegotiate. what do you mean by that? >> yeah. you know, the economics of your family is going to change. so if the money all goes down, she does not have to stop getting her manicures and pedicures if he is going out getting all the technology.
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if one suffers we all suffer. >> how about disclosure? >> what do you earn? what do you snoen what do you owe? those are the three things you have to share before you get married but also things you have to share along the way. once a month, once a week, whatever you decide your schedule is going to be. give yourselves five minutes and just talk about it. >> all right. the big takeaway here the zipper trumps the wallet. >> yes. >> words of wisdom. >> that is true. >> absolutely. leave your zippers up, gentlemen. >> with that, we'll go. thanks so much, ladies. up next creative ideas to make this thanksgiving one to remember. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ mashed potato planning the turkey, dressing, and all the fixings for thanksgiving is a given but if you're looking to make a real statement with your food and decor, we have some kree creati
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ideas. emily is the author of "cupcakes and cashmere" here with good ideas. good morning, emily. we love having you here. you're already a big hit with your pumpkin pie pops. these are actually incredible. you put them on a stick. an amazing way to wow your guests. it wowed all of us here in the studio. how do you do this? >> these are really simple. it's fun. it's essentially a miniature pie on a stick. you start the same way you would with regular pie. we have the regular dough. it's rolled out. instead you take a cookie cutter or anything that's pretty small so it'll stay on the stick. we have some here that are all set for us, and then you take your stick, and you are going to place it in the middle, and make sure it is really stuck in there, and then you can add any filling that you like. here we have a classic pumpkin pie filling, and you want to add a little dollop, like a tablespoon right into the middle and then add the other side and secure it down. >> egg wash on the side to keep it together. >> yes, use your fingers and then add some egg wash and put it in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes.
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here we have some, as you can see, that are are done. >> can you do it with other like a blueberry pie or apple pie? >> yes, any filling that you like, which makes them versatile and fun. >> make it thicker perhaps. >> yes, cornstarch to thicken it up. >> over here, we are going to make alcohol-infused alcohol drinks, right? >> yes. >> how do you do this? >> well, this, i think, is a fun alternative to simply bringing wine. there are endless varieties to make, but dytoday, we are doing ginger cranberry rum. you have crihave crystallized cranberries and water, and then add the jiginger at the end. >>t at the end? >> yes, so first, we do the syrup. here we have the syrup and you want the sugar to dissolve to have the cranberries open up. once the syrup is cooled, you
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want to add it to a jaer with the crystallized ginger and rum and put it in a cool place for three to five days and give it a shake to get all of the flavors going. then you want to strain it. i like to put them in cute bottles like this, and here is the final product. a bunch of different varieties. >> beautiful. >> two with vodka and one is a meyer lemon and stage and the other is a chai vanilla and sage. >> so personal. >> spiced nut s s is another th to have a party treat or gift bag at the table? >> yes. >> and how do you go about making these? >> these are really simple and again it is about the flavors that you prefer. you start with a selection of nuts, and then add different elements so that if you want sugar or a little bit of sweet, brown shoer g rsugar and with s can do cayenne or rosemary or thyme is great if you want to have herbs. put it in the oven at 325
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degrees for about 20 minutes. and you can do add some cider or vegetable oil, and they urn into great bags once they are cooled. we have these with name tags on them. >> who wants more pie on the stick? willie wants it. >> his might be at the table, and he is all set. >> tell me about the gorgeous place setting. >> well, emily, thank you. >> we have kathie lee and hoda coming up next. >> have a great weekend.
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>> announcer: you're watching "today in the bay." good morning to you. it's 9:57. i'm marla. >> good morning, marla. a lot of people not expecting it. cold enough for the continuation of a mix of snow and rain over mount hamilton this morning. we also saw some snow as low as 3800 feet. mount didablo had a little
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dusting. 51 degrees in san francisco. as we head throughout the afternoon, this is what you can expect on and off showers, isolated thunderstorms. wind gusts anywhere from 15 to 20 miles per hour. the sierras, you want to make sure you have your chains. highs in the oo 50s. as we head through saturday and sunday, skies clear. very cold. expecting widespread frost on veterans day. let's check on your drive with mike. good advice,, christina. one foot not enough to ski. 880 still slow. you know what, look at the maps. the coliseum where there's that jam all areas are clear heading into downtown. you should continue to see improvement out of the area unless something else happens. i'm knocking on plastic or something here. looking over here to the east bay, i'm still watching 580 as you're approaching el charo. crazy backups starting about this time. there's the peninsula.
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>> mike, speaking of commutes. release is on its way for south bay commuters. work starts today on a major roadway known for heavy traffic. ground breaking ceremony taking place in a few minutes from the 280/880 interchange project. the area is notorious for backups. the $62 million project will add new exit ramps and a new flyover ramp. the vta says it's aware of how busy the area is so the more disruptive parts of the project will be done after the holidays. work is expected to be completed by 2015. we'll see you at 10:26. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all,
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody, you made it to try day friday, november 9th. >> practically a nor'easter to warmer temperatures in the 60s over the weekend. >> we'll take it with great gratitude, what's happening? must be the scent of fresh bread, i don't know. might be power's back on and we're smelling bread again. >> there is a study -- >> another one. >> i want to smell it too. they say if you smell the scent of freshly baked bread, it makes you act nicer to stranger. >> i think you need to smell it in the air, not put it up to
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your nose. >> if you're in a bakery. >> or around a bakery and it's wafting, wafting. you have to stick it up a nostril. >> researchers actually stationed people outside of french bakeries, then they had some people outside of clothing stores. they had decoys drop a glove to see who would help them pick it up. more people helped outside a bakery than outside a clothing store. >> 75%. they were sick to death of numbers after the election, but that's a big deal, 77% down to 52%. >> jaynie and i talked about having a bread shop. if you crank up the music and are kneading bread, the smell, the feeling, people walking in, the good news. >> remember one of our favorite movies, "it's complicated"? >> i love that! >> movie is unbelievable. >> with the flour and the smells. >> nothing sexier than making
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bread together, baby. might get you to poughkeepsie, who knows. have you planned your weekend yet, hoda? >> i never plan. >> you know what i love about you, your spontaneity. i'm a planner, but i don't ever want to lose that spontaneous part of me. there's yet another survey. >> this one says that 3/4 of young single women start planning their weekends on wednesday. you know what i think it is, you don't want to be without something to do. on wednesday they start texting and e-mailing. >> how many? >> it takes ten text messages, three e-mails, five phone calls, eight posts on facebook, and three tweets. >> how do i get out of the house with this social media? call a friend, you want to go to dinner? see you at gabriel's 7:00 saturday night. >> the optimum time people meet on saturday night seems to be, according to the survey, 8:23 p.m. that's not for me.
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way too late. >> i'm in jammys by then. i don't like to be out late. >> me neither. >> i really don't. >> i say let's meet at 5:30. they say 6:00, then i get what i want. no one meets at 5:30. >> you can get a table, hear what your friend is saying. >> waiters are attentive. >> enjoying yourself. >> then when everyone starts arriving at 8:30, you're finished, you can go home and get in your jammys. that's my favorite kind of night. >> have you always been this way or since you turned 48? >> thanks for the reminder. >> i've always been this way. i don't like to be out late. >> i don't like late nights either. every now and then i think it's fun, but for the most part, i have my fun. >> this experience with doing our show here and going to
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"scandalous," which is a theater life, is completely opposite than morning television life. i go to bed around 1:00 and am up at 4:00 or 5:00. >> that's crazy. >> our show doesn't start until . >> announcer: this is an nbc news special report. here's brian williams. good day from new york. we're coming on the air for what is our first access to the president since his re-election. it is in the east room of the white house. we were expecting or hoping for a news conference. we are going to see a white house event. the president is going to talk about this looming fiscal cliff what we are going to be hearing so much about. it is a package of tax increases and spending cuts poised to go into effect. the video of the president over
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the last 24 hours that has received the most attention and talk and air play is a piece of video from his address to campaign head quarters where he was quite emotional and seen crying and wiping away tears, exhausted at the end of the campaign thanking his staff members and saying they were better than he was at their age talking about how poised they were to go on to live lives of great things and do great work. well, the great work of the presidency continues and the president has assembled some honored guests and some members of the press to the east room including chuck todd. we are not sure which category chuck fits in. what can we expect here? >> reporter: you are going to hear the president. some of it will be very familiar. he is going to talk about the plan that he had loosely been talking up during the campaign which is the balanced approach
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and mix of some tax hike and some spending cuts and bipartisan compromise. i wanted to under score about how here is the first time we are hearing from the president after his election. unlike previous presidents he is not doing a press conference. he is trying to keep the press so far away they have made it so that the honored guests are between us to avoid shouted questions. we know that speaker boehner did hold a press conference and did take questions. he will announce that he has invited all of the congressional leaders to the white house early next week. we are not sure exactly which day and part of that may have to do with we don't know who the leaders of each party is going to be. is nancy pelosi still going to be head of the house democrats? that may change. some of that may be predicated on what day the meeting is. >> we have the honored guests people in back of him getting on this tiny little portable riser.
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and in the moments here before he walks in through the side door and comes to the podium tell folks how it is that we are on the precipice of something we are calling perhaps not always explaining a fiscal cliff. >> reporter: it is the combination of a couple of things. it is the expiration of the bush tax cuts. they were supposed to expire at the end of 2010. they passed an agreement to extend them another two years. this is also the end of the payroll tax cut. that was a temporary negotiated tax cut during the midst of the recession to jump start the economy. that expires at the end of the year and then a set of about $2 trillion of spending cuts that is due to kick in. i will duck now. >> president of the united states coming in with applause with the vice president. we will listen in. >> thank you. thank you everybody.
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thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. everybody please have a seat. thank you. good afternoon everybody. >> good afternoon. >> now that those of us on the campaign trail have had a chance to get a little sleep it's time to get back to work. and there is plenty of work to do. as i said on tuesday night the american people voted for action, not politics as usual. you would like us to focus on your jobs and not ours. in that spirit i have invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together. i intend to bring in business,
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labor and vivcivic leaders here to washington. at a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that is the focus of the plan that i talked about during the campaign. it's a plan to reward small businesses and manufacturers to create jobs here and a chance to get the education and training that businesses are looking for right now. it is a plan to make sure this country is a global leaderer in research and technology and clean energy which will attract new companies and highway jobs to america. it is a plan to put folks back to work including our veterans, rebuilding our roads and bridges and other infrastructure. and it is a plan to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way.
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our work is made that much more urgent because at the end of this year we face a series of deadlines that require us to make major decisions about how to pay our deficit down. decisions that will have a huge impact on the economy and the middle class both now and in the future. last year our work with democrats and republicans to cut a trillion dollars worth of spending that we just couldn't afford. i intend to work with both parties to do more and that includes making reforms that will bring down the cost of health care so we can strengthen programs like medicare and medicaid for the long haul. as i have said before, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we are serious about reducing the deficit we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that is how we did it --
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[ applause ] that's how we did it in the 1990s when bill clinton was president. that is how we can reduce the deficit while still making the investments we need to build a middle class and strong economy. that is the only way to still afford to train our workers or help our kids pay for college or make sure that good jobs or clean energy or high tech manufacturing don't end up in countries like china. already i put forward a detailed plan that allows us to make these investments while reducing our deficit. i am not wedded to every detail of my plan. i am open to compromise. i am open to new ideas. i am committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced.
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i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. [ applause ] i just want to point out this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. and that includes democrats, independents and a lot of republicans across the country as well as independent economists and budget experts. that is how you reduce the deficit with a balanced approach. so our job now is to get a majority in congress to reflect the will of the american people. and i believe we can get that
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majority. i was encouraged to hear speaker boehner agree that tax revenue has to be a part of the equation. i look forward to hearing his ideas next week. i want to make one final point that every american needs to hear. right now if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit package by the end of the year everybody's taxes will automatically go up on january 1. everybody's, including the 98% of americans who make less than $250,000 a year. and that makes no sense. it would be bad for the economy and would hit families that are already struggling to make ends meet. we shouldn't need long negotiations or drama to solve that part of the problem. while there may be disagreement in congress over whether or not to raise taxes on folks making over $250,000 a year nobody, not
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republicans, not democrats want taxes to go up for folks making under $250,000 a year. ym so let's not wait. even'o as we are negotiating a broader deficit reduction package let's extend the middle class tax cuts right now. let's do that right now. [ applause ] that one step would give millions of families, 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses the certainties that they need going into the new year. it would immediately take a huge chunk of the economic uncertainty off the table. and that will lead to new jobs and faster growth. business will know that consumers are not going to see a big tax increase. they'll know that most small businesses won't see a tax
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increase. and so a lot of the uncertainty that you are reading about will be removed. in fact, the senate has already passed a bill doing exactly this. all we need is action from the house. and i have the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. [ applause ] i'm ready to do it. the american people understand that we are going to have differences and disagreements in the months to come. they get that. on tuesday they said loud and clear that they won't tolerate dysfunction. they won't tolerate politicians who view compromise as a dirty word, not when so many americans are out of work and so many families and small business owners are struggling to pay the bills. what the american people are looking for is cooperation, consensus, common sense. most of all, they want action.
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i intend to deliver for them in my second term. i expect to find willing partners in both parties to make that happen. so let's get to work. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. [ applause ] >> you are watching along with us in our washington bureau is david gregory. this is interesting because of the president saying he is open to compromise. john boehner kind of opened the door earlier today and in his first press statement after the election what do you think? >> it is not as much a honey moon as perhaps a long weekend together. we talked about this on election night. this president while he didn't use the language that president bush used in 2004 when he was reelected when he said i have political capital and i intend to spend it. it is about revenue. he said the country has spoken and people agree with me about making the rich pay more in
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taxes like we did under president clinton. let's get the extension of tax cuts right away and we can start negotiating. i think the president sounded serious there about getting going in this lame duck session before the end of the year and trying to get the big deal struck before the end of the year. >> doesn't this assume that some of those who have returned to washington have had the life scared out of them in a near death experience at the polls? >> that is absolutely what it assumes. the president's language was important. it is not i won and elections have consequences. i won and people agree with me and i am open to your ideas. the mandate here is to make government work and compromise. i am not wedded to every detail. i am open to compromise and new ideas but we are not going to do something that doesn't deal with the tax question. >> let's listen to john boehner's words same subject just this morning.
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>> i don't want to limit the options that would be available or limit the options that may be available to the white house. there are a lot of ways to get there. and i don't really want to proclude anyone who might have a good idea about how we move forward. >> that sounds a lot similar. and if both sides in washington are not careful they might just get together and find areas of agreement. as david said, this is not the old elections have consequences but it's something close on the part of president obama who let's note again entered the room to thunderous applause. we are awaiting our first chance to ask the newly reelected 44th president some questions. we will have more on this on nbc news tonight. i'm brian williams, nbc news, new york.
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>> 65 to 75 is the sweet spot. >> that's huge. >> cotton blankets and sheets are great. they allow anybody who's overheating to evaporate. clutter. big problem. you see the laundry, the pile of work, and it starts to set off a checklist in your mind of things you need to do tomorrow and the next week. tidy up a bit, gives you a better sleep for sure. aromatherapy is scientifically proven to put you to sleep. if you can light a candle an hour or so before bed, blow it out. lavender lotions, vanilla room sprays. >> crinkle candle has the most glorious vanilla and lavender. i just love them. thank you so much. all right! >> here's something to wake us up. >> sara is getting fans pumped up. [ whistle blows ]
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live with sara haines. she's next door at the nintendo world store. >> hope you pulled together some fascinating questions. >> i have a group of ladies that might be -- woo, woo before they got here. this is nancy from mississippi and she wants to know about music. >> if you could have a musician on your show, who would it be and why? >> i would have flo rider because i'm fascinating with him. do you know him? >> my grand baby is four. >> i have the taste of a grand baby. >> sting, rod taylor, and sara made me. ♪ apple bottom jeans boots with the fur ♪ >> we have barbara from florida and she has a question about the holidays. >> with the holiday coming, what's your favorite tradition here? >> go ahead. >> it's funny. because my brother just adopted
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a little baby from ethiopia, ella, she's coming with my brother, his wife, and my mom to my house for thanksgiving and we go to the parade. i'm so excited for ella to see that. that's kind of a new tradition. >> the one time of the year i cook. and i do all the traditional stuff my mom taught me how to cook. there's no changing. you don't mess with perfection. >> thank you, have a great holiday. do you know how to present yourself to get what you want? we'll tell you how to walk into a room with something called executive presence. what's worse, your refrigerator handle or toilet seat? >> what do you mean? >> germs, the kind you need to worry about. the truth about healthy foods, nuts to wine. we'll give you the bottom line. from australia's gold coast to our coast, the adorable cody simpson after your local news. ♪ you are my sunshine, my only sunshine ♪ ♪ you make me happy when skies are gray ♪
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light, spotty activity. one more waive of moisture. highs will be chilly. we'll have your full forecast today at 11:00. old man winter. would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those darn kids. 880, smooth drive. smoother drive for this stretch up through oakland. 580 not a problem. continuing recovery. should be no problem in 20 minutes. accident at 24 and 580 heading for slowing heading into the maze. 580 not a problem here. here's the peninsula. beautiful on palo alto. >> looks nice. thanks so much, mike. we'll have a look at your local news when we come back.
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veterans day is sunday and they're hosting one of the largest veterans day. this means street closures and possible traffic delays. the opening ceremony kicks off at 11:00 a.m. sunday followed by a parade at downtown. the parade starts at hp pavilion, east along santa clara and south on market street ending at san carlos street. coming up at 11:00, the president talking about what needs to be done to stop america from falling off that fiscal cliff. we'll have a look at what he has to say and what the speaker of the house has in mind. john kelly and i will see you in 30 minutes.
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back on this try-day friday with more of "today." do you want to develop that "wow" factor that gets you noticed in the office and gets you what you want in life? you need executive presence. >> it can have an impact on how seriously people take you. here to show us are ann, editor and chief of marie claire magazine and our friend jean cascade. >> nice to see you. >> there's something that happens when you walk into a room. describe what you're talking about, what's executive presence? >> it has to do with how you act, how you speak, and how you present yourself in a room. it's about walking in a room with confidence and credibility. >> is it something you can fake or do you have to naturally have it? i don't want to say to myself you have to go in and be this and this if you're not that way. something authentic or something that you learn? >> it can be learned.
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we did a study and really boiled it down to three things, gravitas, confidence, and appearance. it's about finding the things in the gravitas piece of it, whether you have emotional intelligence or whether or not you can walk into a room and lead the room and owning them and honing those skills. >> i think people don't understand they have to practice this. even if you are not born with it. if you can get yourself out there, just as you'd practice giving a talk, having an interview, you practice how you want to present yourself. >> how do you do that? >> in front of my friends or a mirror. the first time i came on this show, i practiced so many different ways to say everything because you knew you had to get the information out quickly, clearly, concisely. it also makes a huge difference in how much you get paid. there was a study and they found college grads on a very equal footing, women are still earning about 20% less than men.
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we get paid about -- >> that's amazing to me. >> i know a lot of people with tons of confidence and gravitas and other things and they are running things, but they are not necessarily the smartest one. they just know how to carry themselves, walk into a room. how important is stuff like that, what you wear. >> posture. >> i did it for this segment. i don't usually do that. it's not comfortable. >> okay. >> certain things in appearance. appearance is one of the key things in it. there are things about your appearance that can trip you up. for example, too tight clothing, dressing a little bit too sexily maybe if you're going into a job interview, wearing too much makeup. the study we did, we surveyed 4,000 professional men and women, the number one thing for women in an interview, not wearing a bra. >> who isn't wearing a bra? people still don't wear bras, really? >> undergarments, little things.
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>> a bad one when it looks like you're not wearing one. >> you need to dress for the job that you want. >> if you're going to hooters, don't wear one. >> if you're going into an interview, google a picture of the person you're interviewing and dress to them. >> that makes sense. >> reading their environment. >> a lot of people don't do that, read the room. >> in terms of your voice. some people are soft spoken and people don't hear them. they get spoken over. what do you do if you're that sort of person? >> speak with authority, say what you're meaning and not overspeaking. make your point, be clear. >> practice. decide these are the three things i am going to say today, then say them well. >> that's the way actors learn their lines, over and over and over again. >> sometimes it's not what you say, it's how you say it. sometimes i don't remember what they said, i like what they are confident about.
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people's fears when it comes to germs. >> or cause a major panic. >> we can obsess less. >> let's hear why. >> things you touch a lot, a sink handle. are these culprits? >> germs are everywhere, but most of them don't make you sick. for example, the refrigerator door, you might have taken out the raw chick p, cut it up, then you're going to go grab the lettuce. you need to wash it. we don't always think to clean refrigerator handles. same with your sink handle. we may obsess about cleaning the inside of the sink, but we touch this to turn it on to wash our hands. >> also after you've used the bathroom, you know, you then open up -- >> bathroom sink handles. >> medicine chest handles. >> that's a lot dirtier than the toilet seat. >> go to the toilet seat. our minds are there anyway. >> exactly. how dirty is it? >> we don't need to obsess about this. this is the toilet in your home.
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as our microbiologist told us, nothing that germy comes in contact with the seat. let's face it. >> yeah. >> depend on where you live. >> most of us clean it. public toilets are a little different. it's the flush handle you need to clean. you may be scrubbing away and forget to clean the handle. >> i hear remotes, especially in a hotel room. >> hotel room remotes, good to take wipes with you, clean the hotel remote. at home, you're fine. unless someone in the house is sick, you're passing it around, then you're sitting there eating stuff. >> while watching tv. >> human beings are disgusting. >> he's the thing with germs, they are not going to hurt you unless they get inside of you. don't lick your remote and phone. >> some people have a problem with it. you shouldn't judge. >> the phone thing is interesting to me. look at a phone, anybody's phone. makeup all over. >> i wipe mine all the time. >> is there something nasty about the phone? >> we mostly carry them in our
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purse. don't put it down on the bathroom floor and don't lick it. it's fine. >> why do you keep talking about licking the phone? >> don't kiss it when you're on face time with your phone. you can clean it with a wipe. 99% of the germs out there don't make you sick. you can lick my face. >> this is getting weirder and weirder. >> the bottom of the shoes. >> we all know someone who makes us take our shoes off when we go into their house. that drives me crazy. >> last time you visit. >> city streets are dirty, but they mostly stay on the floor. >> unless you lick your floor, it's probably okay. >> if you have a baby crawling around on the floor, yes, you can worry about this a little. these are not germs that are going to get into your body easily. >> i like the way you're thinking, julie. you're thinking things through. >> if someone in your house is sick, this is where you need to
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be more careful than usual. it's a good idea to make the sick person stay in the bedroom for awhile. sort of isolate. they do say you should not share towels, because warm, damp places, cold and flu viruses are going to multiply. wash towels and sheets in hot water with bleach. this is alcohol-based. this is not like -- antibiotic soaps are not necessarily a good idea. they can contribute to antibiotic resistance. these are mostly made with alcohol. it will kill germs. regular soap and water and hand washing. >> jerry won't let us try it. coming up, real truth about healthy foods right about this. [ bells dinging ]
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it makes it hard to keep track of what is healthy and what isn't. >> we're here to tell the truth about healthy foods. >> once and for all. or else she'll be back next week. >> we always hear those things, coffee's good, wine's good, wine's bad. >> it gets confusing for us too, so we chose 11 foods americans eat every single week to get to the bottom. >> let's start with coffee. >> coffee is actually america's top source of antioxidants. art health, staving off dementia. you're better off going with a simple coffee with a little milk. >> why is that? >> fat, calories. you get a meal's worth of fat. >> all right, wine. please, don't disappoint here. >> good news, wine is great for you. the trick is, limit yourself one to two glasses per day, any more than that, you can increase your risk for certain cancers.
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potatoes are good for you. >> i love potatoes. >> one serving gives you about five grams of protein. the trick is not to try them. >> they are delicious roasted. >> sweet potatoes are even better for you, because they have vitamin a. >> i have never seen that kind of potato, what is that? >> purple potato. >> looks like buffalo balls, but what do i know? >> no need to say hold the cheese. cheese can give you 20% of your daly calcium needs in one serving. one serving is two dice. don't go overboard. >> it's moderation. >> omega 3s. >> they are great for brain health, heart health, your skin, your mood. there is concern about mercury contamination, but the benefits far outweigh the risk. one to two servings of fish per week. >> one of the reasons i've been healthy is i've been going to
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this restaurant on west 51st street. the greatest sushi. almost every day. i've been in fighting form. thank you. >> dark chocolate. >> chocolate for dessert. >> dark chocolate. >> yes. low sugar, don't want milk chocolate. >> let's go, baby. >> come on right in here. >> red meat. when we think of red meat, we think of saturated fat, but there are great cuts of meat with no fat. look for loin or round. b vitamins, zinc, iron. >> what about nuts? unless saturated in oils, they are great, right? >> they are actually a great weight loss food, because if you eat them in moderation, they are loaded with fiber and protein, which makes you feel full. >> they do, they fill you up. >> what about the beer, shavon? >> wine gets all the glory, but beer is great for you too. people who drink one to two beers a day.
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>> couple of nuts, real good. >> one to two per day. that's it. >> beers or nuts? >> beer. beer. >> all righty, moving on. >> soy. everyone thinks of soy as a health food. there were reports that linked soy to an increased risk of certain cancers. our experts say you have to be eating a ton of soy to get there. you're fine eating in moderation. it's a wonderful low-fat vegetable protein. >> i went off edamame because of that. >> down here in the egg department. >> incredible, edible egg. >> whole eggs are terrific for you. there's new studies all the time, but our bottom line is one egg a day, terrific for you. eat the yolk. >> thank you very much. until we have another survey, you won't be seeing her. all righty, awesome aussie cody simpson with a live
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performance in our studio. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. when singing sensation cody simpson was 11 years old, he started posting on youtube. now four years later, his music has an astonishing 147 million views. >> that's amazing. we first met cody next year when several young fans showed up to watch him through our window here. they'll be happy to know cody is out with his debut album called "paradise." congratulations. your music is far beyond your years. that's what one of the reviews said. touched beyond his years for breezy, toes in the sand pop tunes. >> awesome. >> how does it feel giving birth
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to this album? >> feels awesome. something i worked hard on for a long time. debut album is a very important move, and i just wanted to make sure it was perfect. that's why i took my time with it and made sure it really showed, you know, who i was. you know what i mean? >> we like that teen "vogue" calls you america's new heartbreaker. sounds like you're elbowing out mr. justin bieber. >> i don't know about that. >> he's getting old. we have to make room for the new. >> what are you going to sing for us today, cody? >> my single off the new album "wish you were here." >> wish you all the success. there's cody simpson. go over to your band, buddy. >> all right. ♪ ♪ lately i got this feeling
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♪ i wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ thank you.
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